Collaboration

Technology: A Catalyst for Learning

Technology may not replace teachers, but teachers who integrate technology as a catalyst for learning will probably replace teachers who do not. Think about that for a moment. During a recent chat regarding technology integration, a few tweets sparked my…

Collaboration

  So a few weeks ago I attended the Innovate West Conference at the Connect Charter School in Calgary, with a team of 7 teachers from our school. Along with Claudia Scanga, our school’s learning coach, Lynn Lang and Ashley…

Free and easy ways to connect with your staff & parents!

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There are a variety of ways that teachers and administrators can communicate with their class, staff, and parents. Effective communication is vital to a schools success. Not just the typical teacher to parents way, but also from the campus to the families. Good communication can prevent misperceptions and mismatched expectations,…

Leaders: Strive to be the Weak Link

Many have leadership titles, but our true leaders exhibit leadership behaviors. Some are listed here. Certainly not an exhaustive list, nor set in stone; but led to some great candid discussion and sharing–which is what learning and education should be all about!…

Things That Suck!

We’ve run 2 staff meetings this year using an #edcamp format. They were very well-received, productive, successful, and provided instant feedback for staff and/or immediate classroom learning opportunities for kids. We changed things up a bit for our most recent…